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of a shutdown >>> the vice-presidential candidates in the limelight this week and as president obama and mitt romney in seclusion preparing for their first debate wednesday. chip reid shows us what to expect from the two season debaters. >>> paul ryan is in the state of new hampshire today >>> vice-president joe biden campaigned in florida where he argued the obama administration inherited a trillion dollar deficit from the bush administration >>> that the two wars on a credit card without paying a penny >>> president obama and mitt romney tucker downed cramming for next week's debate showdown both sides work hard to lower expectations by praising their opponent. romney says the president has the advantage is one of the talented political communicators in modern history obama says romney has the edge to betting about two dozen times during the republican primary >>> in the both have ample experience debating but gov. romney has more practice recently >>> she runs the annenberg center at university of pennsylvania >>> in the challenger has the opportunity to challenge she is competent to stand
be frustrated that president barack obama cannot enact his legislative agenda without the help of a sympathetic congress. we're going to get back to more of that. but first, randy is on our line for republicans. randy, where you calling from this morning? >> chapel hill, north carolina. host: all right. so, are you one party, divided government? how do you come down on this one? caller: well, i just always wanted to say keep the system in congress the way it is. but here's the deal, and i'll be quick. i have two separate caucuses control their own taxes. republicans, their caucus would control all the taxes that republicans pay, and we republicans could pay for all the b.t. bombers and the infrastructure, all the things that we want, and the democrats can take all of their taxes they collect and pay for the social programs. and then, in the middle, all the sings that we both absolutely agree on, we just cut it in half and pay for that and then that way the things that each other don't like, both sides, we'd be able to pay for their own things that they want. host: that is a very interesting way
that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absol
at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts. tahman bradley with more on how they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted
of the president took to strengthen the medicare trust and exceeded this life of a 2024. >>> president obama and mitt romney are prepping for the first debate. to get help from the ohio senator will play the role of the present. and president obama will look to the massachusetts senator to stand in for mitt romney. and behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say that mitt romney has more riding on the debates and to gain for the president >>> the president has a chance to show is competent to stand up against the president of the nine states. and to accomplish that and wins the first debate >>> wednesday's debates give both canada's a chance to explain it plans for health care in the economy. >>> the women are obviously kinda unusual if this election. if they're more interested in men and issues affecting their pocketbook. >>> to your daughter welcome to america. your share of the debt is over $50,000. >>> a recent poll shows that 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 54 percent favor president obama. >>> the person that does not know whether next dollars and come from >>> i'm looki
police turns ugly >>> a new international development, hours before president obama speaks at the united nations, what iran did this morning and how it's creating new tensions in the mild east. the morning news continues. >>> good morning. welcome to a brand new day. it's tuesday, september 25. >> good morning. thank ing us. let's check in with steve for the weather. >> temperatures look like inland they will warm up. by the week kenned even the coast can get in on a warmer pattern. until then, we have morning fog. temperatures will be about 65. inland, more what the way of about 85. >> san mateo bridge traffic looks pretty good. the morning travels doing well in san jose. >> thank you. we have developing news this morning that we have been covering since 4:30. a second suspect is in police custody. we have video of a man being taken away. this is one of two men suspected of breaking into a substation at about 2:45 this morning. officers saw them and started chasing. one office and suspect were actually hurt during a struggle. they will both be okay, they say. dozens of off
they know. they like president obama. they think he's tried hard. he's done a good job. maybe four years isn't enough per bill clinton. what they know is things have not gotten better for them personally. >> that is exactly right. >> that is exactly what wednesday night will be all about. nicely put. tomorrow on "starting point" we take a look at -- who are we talking to? len berman is going to talk to us. carrie ellis is going to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "the princess bride." "cnn newsroom" with carol costello starts right now. >> stories we're watching now in the "newsroom." presidential debapt barn burner, zinger fest, game changer. the heat is on. >>> secret keeper. serial cheater. no remorse, no regret. arnold schwarzenegger opens up about his secret affairs and that illegitimate child. >> i'm going to put this away. >> how can you put it away? you have a child? >> i know. that's just the way i operate. >> now he says he wants maria back. >>> break out the cloth diapers and gigantic safety pins. a diapers shortage is looming. a pampers alert this morning. a pampers al
the world's oil passes through. >>> meanwhile, president obama prepares to speak. coming up, what the president is saying about efforts to keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >>> time is now 7:06. computer experts reportedly have found a way to get a free ride. an analyst discovered he could use his lap top computer to read the data on muni's paper limited use cards and then reset them. then, he created an app that would allow his smart phone to do the same thing. now, he says he is not releasing that app to the public. instead, he notified muni to the problem and reportedly they are going to fix it. >>> coming up at 7:07, i want to check in with value on what is happening on i -- sa l on what's happening on i-4. >> reporter: looking a lot more normal today. traffic is moving along pretty well as you drive out to the willow pass grade. also, this morning's commute is not all that bad. that have traffic moves pretty well. there is a slow down but it is only about 15 to 20 minutes which is very typical. we have had some slow traffic this morning. i think we do have the maps the
death in a car crash after a wild night on a party bus. >>> tough talk. president obama speaks out about the violence in the middle east. >>> and self-driving cars. they get out of the lab and on the bay area streets. the new law making robo cars street legal. >>> how soon will we see the bridges across the bay area? a hazy start. we will check in with christina loren with the forecast for today. you are watching nbc bay area. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. marla is off today. >> i'm jon kelley. it is a crash that changed one family's life forever and a push to change the law. >> that family is praising lawmakers and the governor for creating tougher restricts for party buses. we have christie smith who spoke with the family about the reaction to the new law. >> reporter: good morning, laura. doug and linda studebaker wrapped up the press conference. their 19-year-old son was killed after partying on a party bus. today, they are celebrating preside the fact that governor jerry brown signed the bill into law. it is called the brett studebaker law. he was
marys. give me a break. >> how often does paul ryan agree with barack obama? he says the latest in a series of bad blood on calls all season by replacement referee >> is making it hard to watch >> who are they and what do they stink so bad? >> a lot of them are division to or division three colleges, some have come even from high- school >> high-school referee and mike says ones with better jobs worry they would not get those jobs back later, being labeled as union busters >> for a lot of them is the only shop they might get to the nfl >> so what are they so bad? the games they referee are not awful like these >> it takes two full years to get acclimated to the speed of that game because everything happens at 90 m.p.h. >> the nfl wants to give referees who are part-timers at 401 k instead of their current pension and the right to bench one that they think is doing poorly. the current average salary is $150,000 part time but the nfl does make $9 billion per year. >> $9 billion per year they make, that is more than most south american countries have for their economy. last night t
. president obama addressed the assembly yesterday and said time is running out for iran to settle dispute over its nuclear program. >>> two political heavy weights are added to the list of people upset over that controversial referee call. coming up in nine minutes the impact of the fofootball game o the presidential race. >>> now 4:36. the chp is investigating a frightening rolling shootout on interstate 580 in castro valley. take a look. you can see the bullet holes in this ford taurus. someone in a passing car opened fire on that car around 7:30 last night. the driver and passengers of the ford left the car on the side of the freeway and ran off. the driver of the other car also got away. so far no reports of injuries or arrests but the chp shut down two miles of westbound 580 for 90 minutes while officers searched for evidence. >>> coming up on 4:37. let's go over to sal to check in on the early morning commute. hi sal. >> good morning, pam. we are off to a nice start if you are driving around the bay area any time soon. let's take a look at interstate 80 westbound it looks pretty goo
it's a sad and precautionary tale about gun safety. >>> president obama's united nations address began with a tribute to chris stevens. mr. obama called on the world leaders to join him in condemning the violence that killed stevens and three american staffers in the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president then explained to world leaders why the u.s. cannot ban a youtube clip blamed for much of the violence in the middle east. the clip insults t s ths the pr muhammad. >> as president of our country and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and i will always defend their right to do so. >>. [ applause ] >> president obama said there is no speech that justifies mindless violence and promised stevens' killers will be brought to justice. the president also discussed hope that concerns over iran's nuclear programs can be addressed through diplomacy. >>> from heartache to hope, it's a bittersweet day for a peninsula family whose loss of a child could help save the lives of others. doug and linda studebaker spoke a
. >> we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. we're not going to have four more years of barack obama. >> the battle for the white house zeros in on ohio. >> president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. >> no republican has won the white house without winning the buckeye state. >> and ahmadinejad addresses the united nations today. >> israel believes you want to destroy them. you said you want to drive them from the face of the earth. it's a very serious question. >> football fans are still fumes over that botched call. >> the touchdown held around the world. >> some are calling it the worst call in the nfl history since the black eyed peas were asked to sing the super bowl. >> andy williams has died. >>> powerful waves create an intreadble scene in a paddle boat race. >> performance and regulations for self-driving cars. >>> would you say he is frugile or cheap. >> the seahawks were robbed of a win -- actually the packers were robbed. thank you for whoever wrote that. >> allen, you're late. >> i don't care. i had a [ bleep ] night last night. >>>
obama addresses the united nations and has harsh words for one nation in particular. >> as usual, iran, the elephant in the room in that one. >>> plus also this morning, an emotional reunion. a woman who was nearly killed by an out-of-control car. look at the tape. the police officer who literally saved her life. they have been reunited. an incredible story. she is very lucky to be alive. look at that. how close that was. how tragic that could have been. >>> her life was changed. but her dreams remain. a paralyzed woman's vow to walk down the aisle for her wedding day. >> little bit of inspiration on a wednesday morning. great story. >>> first, we have been talking and the country talking about this suns mince monday night. the pressure to do something about the replacement refs. it all picked up steam after this call monday night giving seattle the highly doubtful, questionable, illegitimate victory. >> see one waving it off. one saying touchdown. now even the presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue. abc's karen travers joining us this morning with the very latest. hi, ka
, president obama will address the united nations and iran will be a major focus. coming up for you at 5:15, what the president is expected to say. >>> congresswoman man bash ra -- bash ra lee -- barbara lee will host a gathering to tow laws -- introduce laws that would make voters show id to vote. the event will be held at 11:00 a.m. in oakland. >>> a bill signed by the governor will allow salve salves to register to vote on election day. -- californias to register to vote on election day. >>> the time is 5:08. how is the east shore doing? >> doing well, dave and pam. we up to a decent start and hoping it will stay quiet. we can hope anyway. westbound 80 traffic moving well. the morning travels looks good at the toll plaza and we usually get a crowd at 6:15. so if you want to upp ahead of that -- jump ahead of that, get on over here soon. northbound 280 traffic looks good. eighty-five, that has some crowding, but not so bad yet. back to steve. >> thank you. cooler yesterday. probably the coolest day of the week. the coast and bay will have to wait until thursday to warm up. morning fog
is on the campus. >>> in the race for the white house mitt romney and president barack obama are headed to the same state. coming up, the new television ads from the obama campaign which include the secretly recorded video of mitt romney. >>> you tube refused to remove videos. they could jailed for up to a law. they ban insults during an election campaign. google plans to appeal. >>> rebels are attacking a military building in damascus. there are more than 300 people who died yesterday and it was the bloodiest day in this month long crisis. they estimate 700,000 refugees may flee syria by the end of this year. >>> back here in the u.s. football fans are happy. the nfl strike is over. the regular refs have reached an eight year deal which includes a retirement plan. the regular refs will be back tonight. the nfl caught a lot of heat after the refs blew that touchdown call at the end of monday night's game between the seahawks and green bay packers. regular revs will be -- regular refs are back starting tonight. >> no pressure, sal, how is the commute? >>> we still have more slow traffic building at
on wednesday. both president obama and republican candidate mitt ry spent the weekend preparingo go head-to-head. romney used senator rob portman of ohioo act as his opponent. john kerry played the role of roy for the president. supporters of each candidaty both men are ready. 00:10 "i think both of theme excellent in their own way.i think you could argue that t has had a lot more experien" :17 butt to: :00:46 "the president has a day job, the president's been president d has not had the time to practice, all we hear abouts that mitt romeny's been practicing, practicing practicing wherever he goes7 today, president obama headd headed to las vegas while mitt >>> i think that you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job, he has been the president and he does not have a lot to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing wherever he goes. >> today, president obama headed to las vegas for a campaign event, while mitt romney attended church in massachusetts. >>> one of the most highly contested states is nevada
's game ending by replacement? even president obama is joining. . >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. . >>> it is tuesday, september 25th. hello, everyone. i'm heather hol mings in tonight for gasia. this is bay area news at 7:00. comcast announced today it is closing its three california call centers and moving those jobs out of state. it is our top story tonight at 7:00. dayna is live now in livermore with a number of lay offs happening here in the bay area. >> heather here tat california headquarters there is a tech support center and administration building. they obtained the lay offs show more than 800 bay area jobs will be gone. >> comcast workers learned about it this morning. the company announced it will close its three california call centers by the end of the year eliminating more than 300 jobs for morgan hill, more than 400 in livermore. cam cast calls the total impact more than 1,000 california employees from front line customer service agents and tech support up to managers. for many workers, closures came as a shock. >> i
vote. president obama and mitt romney took time off the campaign trail today as they propose for their first debate. the president gradually pulling ahead in the polls, most analysts believe it will be a crucial night for president obama. chris christie says he expects romney to deliver. >> i think what we need is a big and bold performance on wednesday night and that's what he's going to give us. >> this is the ballgame for mitt romney right any because if he doesn't do well at the debate it will be very hard for him to get back in it. >> meanwhile president obama is reportedly hold up in this nevada resort preparing to confront romney. >> what the president will have to do early on is to jump start this the way you would do a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he a
, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the presi
of oakstedram university in april. medical marijuana advocates blasted president obama saying he broke a commitment to respect state law. >> president obama alook a -- along with the rest of them are attacking us. >> reporter: do you smoke marijuana? >> i certainly do. i have a prescription. and absolutely i do smoke marijuana and i have for several years for most of my life as a matter of fact at this point. >> reporter: rosanne's running meat, cindy sheehan. they hope they can get more people registered to the freedom party. eric rasmussen. >>> in eight minutes tonight, voters lined up to cast their ballots. the voting that is already under way in some states as president oe obama and mitt romney try to hammer home their message. >>> police seize marijuana plants during a massive raid. almost every home in the neighborhood was involved in growing the marijuana. police descended on that neighborhood yesterday. the marijuana plants have an estimated street value of more than 2-1/2 million dollars. they say agents arrested 15 people on a variety of drug related charges. >>> authoritie
in april. medical marijuana advocates blasted president obama saying he broke a commitment to respect state law. >> president obama alook a -- along with the rest of them are attacking us. >> reporter: do you smoke marijuana? >> i certainly do. i have a prescription. and absolutely i do smoke marijuana and i have for several years for most of my life as a matter of fact at this point. >> reporter: rosanne's running meat, cindy sheehan. they hope they can get more people registered to the freedom party. eric rasmussen. >>> in eight minutes tonight, voters lined up to cast their ballots. the voting that is already under way in some states as president oe obama and mitt romney try to hammer home their message. >>> police seize marijuana plants during a massive raid. almost every home in the neighborhood was involved in growing the marijuana. police descended on that neighborhood yesterday. the marijuana plants have an estimated street value of more than 2-1/2 million dollars. they say agents arrested 15 people on a variety of drug related charges. >>> authorities say they have three suspects
and exceeded this live up to 2024. >>> president obama and the challenger mitt romney are prepping for their first debate. in practice sessions mitt romney will get help from the ohio senator who will play the role of the president. president obama will look to massachusetts senator kerry to stand in for mitt romney. behind in recent polls some campaign watchers said that mitt romney has more riding on the debates as well as more to gain than the president. " of the challenger has the opportunity to establish is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the estates a challenger that accomplishes that and affect wins the first debate. >>> wednesday's debate gives the both the chance to explain their class at plans for the health care and the economy. will women will obviously played key role in this election and new polls show the they're more interested in men in issues impacting their pocketbook. and the presidential candidates know what. that's the latest campaign ad for the mitt romney camp a recent news poll shows 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 5
heat with president obama but behind most of the swing states scott pelley asked romney in to 960 minutes >>> you are slipping in the polls at this moment republicans are concerned about the campaign >>> actually a where it tied in the polls we're within the margin of error it bounces around day to day, >>> number one issue remains the economy on face the nation former president bill clinton defended the obama administration's economic plan >>> more likely to produce broadbased prosperity than romney's plan people will see that unless they believe that somehow magically somebody can rest back to full employment in four years. >>> the democrats continue to go after run a clamming his plan lacks specifics >>> that not offer specifics out to lift up the country >>>. republican committee fired back at some republicans >>> we are the only ones talking about how to save medicare the president rated medicare we have specifics coming out of our eyeballs >>> both camps expect to bring specifics to the voters dru levenson cbs news >>> you can see all of mitt romney's interview on 60 minutes
to know what the obama administration knew before the attack. coming up for you at 6:15, we'll take you live to our washington, dc bureau on how this controversy is growing. >>> nobel peace prize winner, the opposition leader from burma comes to the bay area. she's at an event organized by silicon valley tech billionaires. it will also feature other global activists. then tomorrow, she'll be at the university of san francisco. she will be addressing the local burmese community. the tour included meeting president obama. >>> the u.s. postal service says this coming sunday it will default on a health care fund. >>> members of congress left the nation's capital without approving funds for the postal service. this is the second default in two months, but the deall the will not apparently impact postal operations and employees will still be paid. later this morning a groundbreaking ceremony is being held for the bart extension to san jose. today's work is being done near interat a time 880. that project is expected to enhance the area for cars by widening mission boulevard. crews will be ins
qualify for obama's deferred action program will have to be tested and trained to drive on california roadways. >> governor bill, california will become the first state in the nation to band therapy that tries to turn lesbians straight. many gay rights activists support this bill since the therapy could put it at higher risk of depression or suicide. they will attempt to seek a temporary injunction against the new law and it may reduce sentences if an inmate has served at least 15 and shows remores a judge may take advantage of this and many are eligible for the reduction. >>> shoppers will have to bring their own bags to the store. check out bags went into effect today and that includes department stores. plastic bags are banned and if you want a paper or compostable bag will be charged so cents. >> i would think they have enough to competition and this will encourage people to shop there rather than in your scores. bakeries and risk runs coming up -- restraints and coming up, we discovered some large visiters at the golden gate bridge, and we will have more on which will be the hott
on "world news now" -- confronting the anger against america. president obama uses the world stage to talk about recent uprisings in the muslim world. >> his address to the u.n. general assembly includes a passionate defense of free speech. it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris on this hump day. >> that's right. midweek. here we go. good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the president's speech, including his powerful trib but to murdered ambassador chris stevens coming up in just a second. >>> also in this half hour, officially fed up. football fans are still fuming over that botched call by the replacement refs. so many people are venting on our facebook page. we're going to share a few of the juicy one s coming up in just a second. everybody is talking about the end of that monday night game. >> a fair call for those who live in seattle. outside of seattle, botched call. >> indeed. man. >>> forget living large. in san francisco, go small or go home. we'll give you
more intense. the big issues at the center of president obama's and mitt romney's campaigns today. l. plus high honors for a stanford professor. the research that earned him an ig-nobel prize. you got this, righ i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. ñsxóxgñ sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. . >>> an overnight single car crash in palo alto sent several people to the hospital early this morning. the highway patrol says the car was traveling north on highway 101 just before 3:00 a.m., when it went off the highway and into the bushes near the san antonio road off-ramp. there is no word on the extent of the injuries or what caused that crash. >>> the sonoma raceway has hosted a lot of events over the years, but today's races with a first. alex savidge is live to tell us about the international sport that has finally come to the u.s. >> the hot topic at sonoma was the world touring car championship.
. >> decision 2012 news. the gallup poll shows that of voters' trust president obama with the health care. some swing voters feel that this may we can oppose all together. both president obama and mitt romney made shots at each other over the weekend. i know that you heard the president say something unusual. he said that he could not fix washington from the inside and that it could only be done from the outside. romney has a another. he talked about a airport landing that his wife was forced to take. i appreciate the fact that she is on the ground safe and sound. i do not think that she knows how worried some of us were. when you have a fire in an aircraft you really do not have any place to go. the windows of do not open and and it is a real problem. she was choking and rubbing her eyes but it was a enough oxygen for them to make a safe landing. >> mitt romney told voters that he did not have to worry about some of them because they were going to vote for president obama anyway. the obama administration have a new ad that will be taking place. let's take a look at the new at.dd. well meanwhil
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that contained a loaded gun. >> president obama and mitt romney are campaigning hard today in the key swing state of ohio. a new cbs poll out today gives mr. obama a 10-point lead over mitt romney in ohio. about 90 minutes ago, the president spoke to a crowd of cheering students at bowling green state university. he said romney is a big believer in top down economics. >> they basically think if we spend 5 trillion-dollar on tax cuts that favor the very wealthy, then, don't boo. vote. >> vote. >> today, mr. obama's campaign staff confirms reports that they will spend three days in nevada preparing for the presidential debate. >> mitt romney face as uphill battle in westerlyville and he received a big boost from jack nicklaus. he called him a fellow champion in business and economics. he said as president he would strengthen america. >> i will strengthen america. and i will strengthen our values and homes and our economy to make sure this economy can ignite our capacity to put people to work and provide the resources we need to have the strongest military in the world. >> romney criticized obama's
confirme confirmed. president obama has rae pete he hadly said the investigation is on to fine the killers and bring them to justice. abc news has learned that officials from the fbi which is leading the investigation in benghazi have not even gotten to benghazi. more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site it will have been pick clean. abc news the white house. >>> meantime the men responsible for the anti-muslim film that ripped apart the arab world has been ordered detaine detained. 55-year-old if man left u.s. district court in los angeles after hearing a federal judge call him a flight risk. he was arrested early today on 8 counts of violating his probation. seen earlier this month masked by clothes was on probation for check fraud and banned from using computers or the internet. the film depicts the profit mohammad as womanizer, religious fraud and chilled molester and it inflamed many people in the air ab world. >> immanuel this happening where you live. virtually an entire neighborhood growing po p
state where new polls show they're trailing president obama. they will focus on how they plan to handle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late night talk show like that. it was good. getting into the nitty-gritty. they want to again, the human facto
showing president barack obama improving over mitt romney nationwide. however polls show mitt romney has a substantial lead over president barack obama among one particular group of voters. we will take you live for the washington d.c. bureau. >>> the push for high speed rail service will clear a very important hurdle. local lawmakers will enforce a $40 million grant cal train. it is -- grant for cal train. environmentists say they are switching to electric power and it will reduce emissions by 14 percent. >> let's check in on the morning commute, how is it looking sal? >>> it looks good if you are driving out to the freeway 880 westbound, although it is getting more crowded by the minute. usually it happens in vallejo, that kind of thing. the bay bridge toll plaza, this traffic is moving a long nicely as you drive up to the bay bridge toll plaza, no major delays and no construction delays either. >> that traffic looks good getting to highway 17 and that is in nice shape to los gatos, thank you steve. >>> we have some thick fog and there is a lot of fog on the coast, still a westerly bre
, the expectations, people expect, president obama, by 2-1 to win the election. not that they're endorsing. if you look at just a year ago, by an 18-point margin, thought the president would lose. just in a matter of one year. >> expect him to win the debate convincingly as well. see what happens. when it comes to the race. it's much closer. when it comes to the race. shows the mitt romney at 49 losing to obama with 47. much closer in that regard. >> so the first one wednesday. then we have two more coming up. biggest one no doubt. >> 36 days to go. >> 36 days to go. my goodness. >> not that we are counting. >>> as the the war in afghanistan winds down, the u.s. military reached a grim new milestone. 2,000 service members have now died in the war. the latest casualty, it was over the weekend when a soldier died in a fire fight with afghan troops. an american civilian contractor was also killed in that battle. >>> all right, new findings this morning in the government's botched gun tracking program, fast and furious, with dozens more firearms linked to crimes in mexico. our new partner univision, r
president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big warming trend comes in with a vengeance six degrees warmer tomorrow, couple more friday and couple more saturd
burmese community. >>> the tour included meeting president obama. >>> the post office will default on billions of dollars on a health care fund for future retirees. this is the second postal service default in two months, but the default is said to not impact daily post office operations and employees will still be paid. in just a few hours, a groundbreaking ceremony to extend bart to san jose. the focus will be on work to fremont. the project includes widening mission boulevard and enhancing the area for pedestrians. two bart bridges will be installed. work is due to be finished in 2015. >> all right. time now, 5:06. sal is back. did you make sure all the drivers had their morning coffee before they hit the road? >> just like i said yesterday, every day is national coffee day. yesterday was really national coffee day. >> get your coffee. i think things are doing pretty well if you're driving out there pretty soon, i think you're going to like what you see, but there's a little bit of fog. you may want to leave the house a few minutes early. the fog is getting better. as we've been
:15. republican presidential candidate, mitt romney claims president obama has not come clean with details about that deadly u.s. embassy attack in libya. >> i think they want to do their very best from keeping the people in america from understanding exactly what happened. >> now, paul ryan also questioned whether the white house officials are on the same page. the administration has called the libya violence a terrorist attack but yesterday president obama used different terms to describe what happened. >> we're still doing an investigation. there's no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used that -- the ongoing assault, that it wasn't just a mob action. >> now, a white house security adviser is denouncing a coverup and are investigating exactly what happened to make sure diplomats are safe. >>> israel is not happy that iran's president is speaking to the u.n. general assembly on one of israel's most holiest days, yom kippur. some say they will walk out during mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech. alison burns is live from washington, d.c. with how the president is responding to new threats from
before and the obama administration does not defend it anymore. it may be months before there is a court routeing on this. >>> a gay couple is suing after their engagement photo was used without their permission in an anti-gay attack ad in colorado. they say a nonprofit group that opposes gay marriage dare darr marriage took their photo without their permission and used a caption above it. the -- the group who made the ad has no comment about this. >>> president obama seems to be widening his lead over mitt romney nationwide. but alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the one group that seems to be rallying behind the republican nominee. >> reporter: tori, mitt romney will campaign in northern virginia. here he is meeting with veterans. the poll shows romney with a double-digit lead over president obama. he and paul ryan have stepped up their call against looming defense cuts. >> we believe in peace through strength. we believe that when america's military is strong, america is safer. >> reporter: now, the obama campaign reports to other polls that show the president ha
, biden talked about social security, medicare, and president obama's plan to end the war in afghanistan. >>> early voting is under way in virginia. the state allows certain voters to begin casting ballots as early as 45 days ahead of an election. volunteers from both the obama and romney camps have been canvassing neighborhoods hoping to attract those early voters. >>> in his weekly internet address, president obama blasted republicans in congress for blasting a vote to help homeowners refinance their mortgages. >> but republicans in congress work to keep it from even getting to a vote. and here we are seven months later still waiting on congress to act. >> mr. obama says the plan would save many homeowners on average $3,000 a year on their mortgages. >>> governor jerry brown today said he had vetoed a bill that would have banned disrupting cell phone service without a court order. the bill was authored in the wake of a decision by b.a.r.t. last year to cut cell phone service in an effort to disrupt a planned protest. brown says that the bill could quote divert attention away from a tru
candidates are gearing up for wins this big night the first presidential debate gates president obama and mitt romney are finishing up some final campaigning and the big corporation will be taking over their schedules for the next couple of days and to the face of in denver. >> the clock is ticking down to wednesday's presidential debate with press didn't obama and mid kron going head-to-head. >> i think both are excellent in their own way we could argue that lead has had a lot more recent experience obviously but also part of it depends on flaw is moderating believes he's been to these 20 debates in the course of the primaries in new cranking rich and self to said he is the best debater. the republicans said they think he is a terrific the better. mitt romney is preparing for the debates and carry play the role of standing for president obama in during the mock debate. i think people should expect romney is going to come in their prepared he is going to do very well because he has done very well in all of the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect major breakthroughs but that doesn'
of the uc itself insurance funds are all uc pays into. >>> its 41 days until the election president obama's lead is widening in several of the swing states newark * shows the president with a 10 point lead in ohio and florida he has a nine point lead and in pennsylvania the president leads by 12 points. political reporter crazily on the significance of these new numbers. is this the turning point in the election cycle? it is clear now that obama's has moved out of the margin of error in the swing state so it is now going to be much harder for ronnie to see a strategic path to victory. most voters identify the economy and jobs as the number-one issue this election year. in this poll all three swing states choosing the president as their man to lead the charge something we haven't really seen before. what it to a concern about the economy largely because ronnie has not convince people of he will be a preferable alternative. this is a presidential campaign strategist he has worked with both bill and hillary clinton as well as al gore antisense ice it is not over yet. >>> in aids of the repl
>>> campaign 2012 president obama and mitt romney prepping for their first debate next week the running mates were campaigning in battleground states joe biden in florida telling voters the republicans want to change medicare meanwhile paul ryan hammered the obama administration on the economy >>> they don't want to tell you the not for medicare there for a thing i call a voucher care >>> as a result of the most predictable economic crisis and not fixing it our credit rating was downgraded for first time in our history >>> the candidates are honing debate techniques run it will get help from ohio senator rob portman who will play obama and for the president's preparations senator john kerry will stand in for romney. cub manager brown vetoes a bill to ban agencies from disrupting cellphones service without court order, it targeted bart, which sparked a free-speech debate when it cut cellphones service in san francisco to disrupt the planned protest, the governor said it could divert attention from a true emergency by requiring court agencies to get eight court order prior to a shutdown >>> pub
president obama in the lead. mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states nevada as he prepared for the first debate. susan has more on the debate preps. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the presid
night. just two days from today. >> the showdown the first of three between president obama and mitt romney. as abc's david kerley reports, both sides are trying to manage expectations. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's this week. >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments heap has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well. i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you are going to be shaking your race, it's a brand new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lowe er eer expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >>
policy. president obama is about to address the united nations focusing on the weigh of anti-american violence that he called a bump in the road. mitt romney argued it's no bump but a crisis that could have been managed better. nbc steve handelsman has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama headed to new york with critics asailing his priorities. he'll make another candidate appearance instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. no meetings scheduled with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who angered democrats by publicly demanding a tougher obama stance on iran. on "60 minutes," the president seemed to dismiss netanyahu has noise. >> any pressure that i feel is simply to do what's right for the american people. and i am going to block out any noise that's out there. >> reporter: the white house claimed what the president meant was -- >> his objective is to take every step possible to enhance his real security. >> reporter: mr. obama had downplayed anti-american rioting. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are g
temperamentally, i don't think -- >> would she run for the white house? barbara walters asks president obama if his wife has a future in politics? what the first lady had to say about her husband's response. >>> peanut butter recall that touches california is growing. what you need to know.mlnmÑ what >>> high temperatures today at the coast more cloud cover than yesterday up are 50s to low 60s, 64 in san francisco, low 70s hazy sunshine around the bay, 70s to mid to upper 80s in the valleys, especially east bay valleys. doppler over the last three hours, quiet across the entire state. all wet weather moving away. near 100 palm springs today. closer to average l.a. and san diego upper 70s. low 90s through the central valley, 71 in tahoe and big sur with a lot of sunshine in the afternoon. >>> 5:50. president obama is set to address the united nations general assembly in a little more than two hours from now he's expected to declare anti-american rain and riots among muslims abroad will never force the u.s. to backtrack on diplomacy. there's little doubt the presidential campaign will hang he
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